Cover Photo: An illustration of two intimate figures embracing in silhouette against a backdrop of stars and planets; celestial bodies
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult

Venus Conjunct Saturn

Maybe it wasn’t that Angie wanted to break things off with Kate; she just didn’t know enough to decide if she wanted to keep going.

became

that

See you at the gym. I’m gonna earn those happy hour tapas!

Love Our Mother

Are you offended? Am I too much?

Isn’t that worth a few monkeys?

Angie

passingwouldn’t

If you ever had a dick then you’re never going to be one of us

femme

OneTwo

You are what you say you are

Please don’t say our honesty.

vulnus

exactly

slow


Claire Rudy Foster's second short story collection "Shine of the Ever" is forthcoming from Interlude Press. Foster's writing appears in The New York Times, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. They live in Portland, Oregon.